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I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)

In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Richard DeLong Adams (as Richard L. Adams)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Brown ... Le Bras
Christopher George ... Davert (as Chris George)
Richard Ely ... Jo-Jo (as Rick Ely)
James Luisi ... Dazzas
Paul Richards ... Maj. Marteau
Richard Rust ... Sgt. Zamorra
Bob Harris Bob Harris ... The Barber (as Roland 'Bob' Harris)
Jan Merlin ... Rosenquist
Robert Phillips ... Blassier
Stephen Whittaker ... Leper Count
Eduardo Rosas López Eduardo Rosas López ... Sergeant Brescano
Jonathan Dodge Jonathan Dodge ... Lieutenant Duplis
Quintín Bulnes ... Sgt. Grizzoni
Gabriella Rios ... Indian Girl
Ana De Sade ... Bedalia
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In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.

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Taglines:

No man ever broke this prison! No prison ever broke this man! See more »

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Action | Adventure

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meuterei auf der Teufelsinsel See more »

Filming Locations:

Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars Jim Brown and Christopher George both appeared as nude centerfolds in Playgirl magazine. See more »

Quotes

Lebras: Jo Jo has two money-making talents: his fingers and his ass. He chose the wrong one, that's all.
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14 June 2016 | by matthew-mawkesSee all my reviews

This is a good little film from the Corman Company with director-of- all-trades William Witney at the helm. If you go in expecting exploitation - and not some serious counterpart to its big brother Papillon - you're likely to enjoy it more.

The key to its success for me is that Witney really builds up the characters during the first half hour of the film. You come to like these guys, and Richard Ely plays a great 'fancy boy'! After this, the action really zips along, and Witney doesn't pull any punches: this is exploitation, and it's sex, violence and gore galore.

There are some silly moments of course, but for me they added to the fun. And, like all great exploitation movies, there's a message or two in the underbelly, which isn't out of place, nor too distracting from the on-screen action.

Definitely worth checking out.


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